Inspired by skate icon Eric Koston, Oakley’s Latch provides a cool solution to retaining sunglasses.
Designed by a Millennial for a Millennial, the patented Latch mechanism from Oakley is a hinge located on the inside of each temple so that when the temple is moved, the Latch opens and hooks easily onto a wearer’s shirt. No more falling or broken sunglasses!
A collaboration among Oakley eyewear designer Daniel Chae, and skateboarders Eric Koston, Sean Malto (bottom right) and Curren Caples (bottom left), as well as renowed photographer Atiba Jefferson (bottom middle), the Latch maintains Oakley’s timeless aesthetics with a much-needed function.
“The end goal was to create a minimal solution with fewer pieces, intuitive use and an affordable price point,” Chae said. “We are always challenging ourselves to develop highly technical eyewear that is functional and can keep up with our consumers’ active lifestyles.”
A rounded unisex style that features a fashion-forward keyhole, the Latch sunglass comes in 11 colorways such as matte olive ink with emerald Iridium lenses, matte brown tortoise with dark gray lenses and matte clear with torch Iridium lenses. There are also two styles with polarized lenses.
“The same way a performance piece allows you to perform better in your sport, Latch is a style piece that allows you to perform better in your life—combining revolutionary technology features with a beautifully designed product,” Chae said. “Latch is a true testament to Oakley’s continuous belief that everything can and will be made better.”
Oakley, Inc. • 800-733-6255 • oakley.com/latch